31 Jul 2017/CTW
Fujian, one of the eight ceramic bases in China and the largest production base for exterior wall tiles in China, has the second largest production capacity of ceramics. In 2016, its production capacity reached 2.46 billion sq.m with a value of 61.3 billion yuan. But it lacks top ceramic brands like MARCO POLO and DONG PENG. What's the reason?
Actually, many years ago, Fujian’s exterior wall tiles had great influence in Chinese ceramic industry and Fujian also had many top brands in the filed of exterior ceramics. But, in recent years, the ceramic companies in Fujian have gradually shifted to produce rustic tiles due to the upgrading of the industry and the shrink of the market of exterior wall tiles. Unfortunately, they haven’t set up any top brands. Though some ceramic companies that specialized in rustic tiles have presented in Fujian, they do no have much influence in the whole industry. So, what's the reason?
Although Fujian currently lacks top brands now, it can make efforts to change this situation. Firstly, Fujian government can introduce the favourable policies that attract talents and excellent ceramic companies to work in Fujian base. For example, the government can provide the talents with financial assistance and offer the excellent ceramic companies favourable tax.
Besides, Fujian government can cooperate with some local powerful ceramic companies to build up a public service platform which can serve all ceramic companies in Fujian ceramic base. Thus, it can help to enhance the cohesion amony local ceramic companies and the competiveness.
Fujian ceramic companies should also try their best to grab the increasing market of rustic tiles, and get out of the vicious circle of low-price competition.
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